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From Boots To Suits - The First Step

January 18, 2018

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently gave a licence to India Post to function as a payments bank. Does it change anything for the people? Post offices in India have already been working as payments banks. Individuals open accounts, deposit and withdraw money by cash or cheques and receive payments through them. All these transactions are meticulously recorded manually in their passbook. Post offices do not provide any loans or carry out any credit transaction. This h...

Have You Read The Case?

January 18, 2018

As I approach the end of the first month of AFP 2017-18, at IIM Ahmedabad, I have gotten used to the infamous question, "have you read the case?" It is the same question that drives students to spend sleepless nights. The question that drives group members to meet at odd hours to discuss the direction that the group will take when the session begins. This is the question that the professors open their lectures with. If your answer is in the negative you might as well lea...

Human Resources or Human Beings?

January 18, 2018

In his book titled "One night @ a call center," author Chetan Bhagat wrote about a manager who will always address his team members as - ‘So, how are the resources doing? He never refers to us a people; we are all ‘resources.' During a recent discussion, I was forced to think about the hidden meaning behind "Human Resources," and are we so blind about the profitability that we have classified our fellow humans as ‘resources," or a commodity? In the language of management...

Professor Parvinder Gupta

Chairperson's Message

Appropriate to the current dynamic business environment, the participants of Armed Forces Programme (AFP) represent a group of professionals who embrace change, as they leave the comforts of careers in the armed forces to take on challenges of the corporate world. Indian Institute of Management ...

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